Starting this week, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a series of meetings along the pipeline route where citizens and landowners can see the detailed maps of this new proposed route as well as ask questions to DEQ staff.

O’Neill  – May 9, 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill Community Center, 501 S. 4th St.

Neligh – May 10, 4-7 p.m. at the Neligh-Oakdale High School Gym, 600 J St.

Albion – May 16, 4-7 p.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 11th and Fairview Ave.

Central City – May 17, 4-7 p.m. at the Central City Community Room, 1515 17th St.

Bold Nebraska and allied groups will have table that the DEQ is allowing us to have information. We will have a sign-up sheet for folks so we can stay in touch with you on new information, legal issues and more. Watch for us at the DEQ meetings, we can answer any questions.

If you are a landowner, please see these tips on dealing with TransCanada. We held one meeting recently with landowners and citizens where we have discussed a new process with landowners and a legal team. If you are interested in this, please email to learn about next steps.

The Public Service Commission is also holding pipeline meetings on May 8th and again in June.

Our goal is to stop the pipeline, we do not think tarsands fits into America’s energy policy, the route is too risky for our water supply and landowner rights are being trampled on for the benefit of a foreign export pipeline. We stay engaged in the DEQ, PSC and the US State Department process as well as help landowners with any land easement agreements to ensure all bases are covered. We are in this fight for the long haul and appreciate everyone who continues to give their time to fight along side us to protect our land and water.